Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that has been practiced for more than 2000 years. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body - known as acupoints - which stimulates the nerve, tissue, and organs to illicit a desired response. By understanding the purpose of each point and what it stimulates, an acupuncturist is able to tailor each treatment specific to your condition and needs.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are three primary categories of stresses that can act on your body: physical, chemical, and emotional. Headaches and migraines are often results of chemical and emotional stress, and sometimes physical stress as well.
While these stresses affect you, your body is not functioning at its best and a symptom of that may be headaches. Normally, short term exposure to these stresses may not cause much harm because your body is able to correct itself, but persistent or recurring exposure can permanently degrade your body's function and lead to chronic headaches and migraines.
Research shows that acupuncture works by stimulating the release of endorphins and other natural pain-blocking neurotransmitters in the body. This helps alleviate pain, such as headaches and migraines, in the short term and also encourages the body to more effectively manage pain in the long term.
Acupuncture can also reduce inflammation which can be a contributing factor in some headaches, and increases blood flow which may help with certain types of headaches and increase your body's own healing potential. These affects are cumulative and long lasting which means longer lasting relief and preventative care with each treatment.
Since our clinic first opened more than 20 years ago, our goal has been to help as many people as possible through the use of natural medicine. We have helped thousands of people with many different conditions, including hundreds of patients with headaches and migraines.
Our team of friendly and attentive providers and staff are here to help you. All of our acupuncturists are board certified and licensed and have 4+ years of education and many years of experience in treating headaches, migraines, and much more. No matter the type of headaches you suffer from, we are confident we can help ease and manage your pain with a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition.
We strive to provide you with the best care possible and want to be there every step of the way on your journey to a life with one less burden.
We take almost all insurance and will work with your insurance company to get you the best coverage possible.
Same day appointments are available, we will do our best to fit you in as soon as we can to get you the help you want.
9520 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.
Beaverton, OR 97005
18670 Willamette Dr. Suite #102
West Linn, OR 97068